Visitors to Fira should definitely pay the quintessentially Santorininian town of Oia a visit to experience what is considered to be the most beautiful sunset in the world. While Fira, the Santorinian capital offers fabulous ocean views as well as beautiful sunsets, Oia’s breathtaking views and stunning sunsets are the most famous Santorinian attractions that draw tourists at dusk. Located at the northern end of the Caldera, Oia, with its clusters of whitewashed houses with blue shutters and domes, maze of narrow streets lined with small shops and cafes, is what most tourists picture Santorini to look like. In fact this beautiful town is the most iconic landscape in Greece and tourists in Fira should not miss out on experiencing Oia’s spectacular ocean views and its renowned sunset. The Naval Museum housed in a restored neoclssical mansion might be worth a visit when in Oia.
Not applicable (tourists visiting the town just for the sunset, will have to head to the town at dusk)
Around an hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The stunning sunset, breathtaking ocean views
Muslim tourists visiting the beautiful town of Oia will not be able to locate prayer facilities, since there are no mosques or Islamic centers in Oia. They may therefore have to find a secluded area in Oia to pray, or if unable to locate one, they will have to return to their hotel rooms at prayer times.
Although Muslim tourists exploring Oia will not be able to locate Halal restaurants in this lovely town, they will definitely be able to find a variety of seafood or vegetarian options available at the local restaurants and cafés. They will however have to ensure the chosen dish does not contain any non-Halal ingredients prior to ordering.